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  • The Newton Heath show will not be held in 2016. (Show Diary)

  • The Norfolk Easter show on 26-27 March will be held at a new venue. (Show Diary)
  • The Kennel Club has announced the following changes to the Olympia Agility Stakes competition for 2016. (Show Snippets)

  • The Wilmslow closing date has been extended from 5th October to 12th October. (Show Diary)

  • All the M &  M Winter series shows are full and closed. (Show Diary)

  • The date of the November Welshspell show has been changed from 22nd to 29th.  (Show Diary)

  • The contact number on the BHC October show schedule is not working so there is an alternative number.  (Show Diary)

  • The Kennel Club has moved up the street. (Show Snippets)

  • FAB has announced the Team representing GB at the IFCS World Championships in the Netherlands in next April. (Show Snippets)

  • Helpers Needed for UKA Grand Final.  (Show Snippets)

  • G6-7 handlers are sought to represent GB at an AKC Invitational event in Florida. (Show Diary)


There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it.

Skinners Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a huge audience.

The Animal Health Co Classic
All good things must come to an end. Reports on the last AHC heats. Roll on the Final on Sunday, 18th October 2015  at the Robin Hood Game & Country Show.

Burns Welsh Handler of the Year
Pembrokeshire by the Pond would not be the same without the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh Handler of the Year competition. Open to all handlers who live in or were born in Wales, it took place over two days. And what a contest it was - sun, sea, sand and mud!

Brillo International Bounce
After 14 heats, the 2015 Final  was held as part of Golden Valley DTC Agility weekend. Judged by Mandy Melville-Love, it was a great success and the winners went away with generous holiday voucher, thanks to Agria Pet Insurance. Wow!

Royal Canin® Rest of the World Challenge
Results from Royal Canin® ROTWC at the Pemrokeshire by The Pond show. This was a competition for G3-7 dogs of all sizes whose handler/owner is not resident nor born in Wales.

Royal Canin® Agility Challenge
Reports from the last two heats of the Royal Canine Agility Challenge. The Final, judged by Paul Moore, will  take place on Sunday, 27th September 2015 at the Malvern Autumn Show.

Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup
Read Pete Richardson's judge's report from the Agility Club heat of the Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup on 27 July 2015.

Adams Qualifiers
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.


Training News
URGENT. Paws for Success and KATS Agility are looking for a new dog training venue near Fleet, Hants.

Charity News
Well done to everyone who donated, ate cake and bought raffle tickets at the Dog Vegas coffee morning in aid of McMillan. The total raised was £630.00!

It was another great fundraising day at Southdowns show for Agility Wheels. Not only have they reached their target but have enough for some upgrades so they can also refurbish Pauline Angus' current wheelchair.

Training Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar? Email the details and we will post them for you.

  • Jump 'n Touch (W. Sussex)
  • Nicola Wildman - Wild Paws (Lancs)
  • Warehill AG (Beds)
  • HATS (Gtr London)
  • Tenterden (Kent)

KC Agility Council Minutes
Find out what was decided at the meeting on 13 July and what was not.


Here are some of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking for active homes.

You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!


Events added in the last two weeks.

'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey


Sorry but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.

A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS

Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show details onto the iSS Show Diary.


Anyone in the Leeds area have a 12 weeks, old, vaccinated puppy who might like to do some filming on a tour bus in the city centre on Saturday, 17th October for a few hours. Fee paid.

In Memory
It is with great sadness that we advise you that Hazel Russell-Davis passed away last Friday morning after a long battle with illness. Her funeral will be a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate her life and will take place at Shamley Green Parish Church on 21st October. No necessity for funeral clothing!

Rainbow Bridge
Mystique was Gay Tunicllife's first agility dog who always gave 100% on every round.

Pic of the Week
Look what sprung up overnight!

Paws for A Thought
Are some people losing sight of what dog agility is really about?

Senior Agility League
There are now 441 members of the Senior Agility League. Go for it, golden-agers! (Like teen-agers...slower but smarter!)

Judge's A-List
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the radar.

Latest judges to join:-

  • Sam Clarke
  • Tayla Butler
  • Steve Hoddinott
  • Bill Chaffe
  • Jo Harker - updated
  • Connor Harley - updated
  • Jacqui & Kelsey Wood
  • Aileen Watson - updated
  • Iain Davey-Smith
  • Faye (Taylor) Nemeth
  • Amanda Smith


An Insurance Warning
If you have caging in your car or van or make any alteration such as sticker paw prints, you will definitely want to read this.

Mad Moment of Valgray
Lou Cadman wasn't looking for another dog, let a lone a Large one, but she fell in love with a scrawny brown dog who looked like Gromit and she has not regretted her decision to rehome a dog called Paddy (formerly Chocky).

Turmeric for Dogs
Carol Hunkin, a former agility competitor who lives with two elderly agility dogs who have benefited from taking turmeric, explains why the golden paste is taking the agility community by storm.

Another Look at... the FCI World Championships
Bonny Quick, one of our most consistent and successful competitor, asks if the FCI Worlds can be considered the 'best of the best' international competition when non-pedigree dogs are not allowed to compete.

Mark Leybourne
With the help of a good woman and a good dog, Mark Leybourne, racing driver turned agility handler, has battled with a painful neurological disease and will be competing at the KCI Festival for the first time this year.

Joanne Harker
Not only is Joanne addicted to agility but she's started collecting doodles (poodle crosses). Now she is standing for NE area rep and has taken the time to reflect on hos agility has changed her life.

The M & M Show
The M & M Winter Series, set up by sisters Moria Bowden and Maddie Greenwood, is a cross between an agility show for beginners and the Great British Bake Off.

Casper & Callie
Agility has played a big part in Deborah Noon's life, but now she has considerable concern about the appropriate jump height for her rescue dogs.


How can we help you find that elusive item you been desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. You might be lucky


Wicked Hounds Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in Australia, specifically for performance dogs.

Julie Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!

Chaser Toys
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.

Back on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk around eight miles a day. He's found that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of it's healing warmth.


Canine Vision
Understanding how and what your dogs see could make a visible difference to your agility. For instance, did you know that dogs are red-green colour blind?

Do Medical Conditions Influence Dog Behaviour?
To what extent do medical conditions influence the behaviour of the domestic dogs? asks Sarah Gardner in her university dissertation. Thank you to everyone who completed her questionnaire which enabled this work.

Tenth Pole Syndrome
If you dog keeps popping out of the 10th pole of the weaves, here is an article which you might find helpful, from American agility guru Linda Mecklenburg.

Communicating with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language? Learn to recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with this article by behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.


There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.

List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own. If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one up. They're good fun.

UKA Gun Dog Agility League
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have been published. Congratulations to the winners!

Scottish Terrier Breeds Agility League
They may have short legs but they can still shift. The STB Agility League is open to any Terrier breed or X originating from Scotland e.g. Cairns, Scotties, Westies, Dandy Dimonts, Skyes, etc. New members welcome.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Agiity League
Well done to all those clever Staffords that took part in the STB league last year.

Agility Terrier League
he Agility Terrier League 2015 is now open for new members. It is open to all terriers and their crosses. There are great prizes on offer for each grade winner and there is an annual final you could qualify for.

Schnauzer & Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer running, she decided to set up a new one.


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